The Singles Ward

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The Singles Ward
Directed by Kurt Hale
Produced by Dave Hunter
Written by Kurt Hale
John E. Moyer
Starring Will Swenson
Connie Young
Daryn Tufts
Kirby Heyborne
Michael Birkeland
Zak Aldridge
Lincoln Hoppe
Tarance Edwards
Michelle Ainge
Gretchen Whalley
Sedra Santos
Music by Cody Hale
Distributed by Halestorm Entertainment
Release date
  • February 1, 2002 (2002-02-01)
Running time
102 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $500,000
Box office $1,250,798

The Singles Ward is a 2002 LDS cinema comedy film directed by Kurt Hale written by himself and John E. Moyer, based on his own life as a standup comedian and single member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Like The R.M., and other films which followed it, The Singles Ward's target audience is members of the LDS Church and citizens of Utah.

The Singles Ward was followed in 2007 by The Singles 2nd Ward.


After faithfully serving a full-time mission for the LDS Church and marrying, Jonathan Jordan finds himself divorced and once again a member of the LDS single adult world. He attends a "singles ward", a congregation specifically for unmarried adults where the ultimate goal is Eternal Marriage. Disenchanted, Jordan stops going to church. He even creates a standup routine lampooning the Mormon lifestyle. His resistance to the church continues until he falls for Cammie Giles, a member of the local singles ward. Suddenly, Jordan finds going to church more appealing. But is he attending church again just to impress her?

During the course of the movie, Jonathan frequently breaks the fourth wall to narrate events to the audience.

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A number of celebrity members of the LDS Church make appearances throughout the movie:


The soundtrack was a compilation of Latter Day Saint artists performing songs from the Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Children's Songbook. The soundtrack is on Guapo Records.

  • "The Church of Jesus Christ" – Magstatic
  • "Come, Come Ye Saints" – Slender
  • "There is Sunshine in My Soul Today" – Ponchillo
  • "Do What is Right" – MishMash
  • "Popcorn Popping" – Rooster
  • "Book of Mormon Stories" – Pipe Dream
  • "In Our Lovely Deseret" – Mr. Fusion
  • "Keep the Commandments" – Mighty Mahogany
  • "I Feel My Savior's Love" – MishMash
  • "We Are All Enlisted" – Magstatic
  • "Battle Hymn of the Republic" —Slender
  • "Let Us All Press On" – Mr. Fusion[2]
  • "When Grandpa Comes" – Slender
  • "God Be With You Till We Meet Again" – Jamen Brooks


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